International Babywearing Week!

Next week is International Babywearing Week and we have a week full of fun events planned!

Monday October 7:  Social Media Monday

On Monday, set your Facebook profile picture to a babywearing photo and set your cover photo to this image:
Post about why you love babywearing and share our local group’s facebook page to help spread the word about babywearing in Southern Maryland.  

Tuesday October 8:  Workout Tuesday

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On Tuesday bring your baby and enjoy a Zumba Fitness class at the Southern Community Center!

All levels are welcome – no previous dance experience required! After everyone gets their baby up and worn, we will warm up and start with the basic latin dance steps- salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and merengue. We will do about 20 minutes of regular Zumba songs and end with a preview of the all new Zumbini program (movement/music class for 0-3 year olds). Class will be led by licensed Zumba instructor/babywearer Heather Arthur of SoMD Zumba.

Cost: Free for BWI members. $5 for non BWI members. You are also welcome to join BWI at the event.

More details on this event can be found here.


Wednesday October 9:  Toddler-wearing Wednesday

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On Tuesday we’ll post a fun blog about the benefits of wearing toddlers.  Post your toddler-wearing pics and favorite reasons for wearing your toddler to our page or to your own personal page.

Thursday October 10:  Back to Basics Thursday

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On Thursday, we’ll post tutorials on Facebook throughout the day that show how to use traditional carriers and how to do emergency carries using items commonly found around the home.  Try out any that you feel comfortable trying and post your pics to the page!  We can always help out with traditional or emergency carries at babywearing group meetings!

Friday October 11:  Fun Friday

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Join VBEs Jennah and Summer on a fun hike and playground playdate at Dorsey Park!  Meet at the large pavillion by the playground at 5pm and take a 1.5 mile walk on the nature trail followed by a playground play date!

Event Details can be found here.  


Saturday October 12:  Get Out There Saturday

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We’re combining International Babywearing Week with a celebration of Fall! Join Babywearing International of Southern Maryland and Babywearing International of DC/MD/VA and BWI of Central Maryland as we spend a day at Miller Farms in Clinton. We’ll take a scenic hayride, tour the barn area, and get “lost” in the Corn Maze! Admission is $9.00 per person for everyone 2 years and up (paid directly to Miller Farms). 

Event details can be found here.  

If you can’t make it to the pumpkin patch with us on Saturday, get out there and wear your baby where ever you are heading! 


Sunday October 13:  Photography Fundraiser Sunday

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Want professional family photos, but can’t find the time or money?

We have partnered with Dragonfly Photography of Hollywood, MD for affordable family photo mini sessions! Babywearing photos, family photos, maternity, child portraits, Christmas card photos, or headshots…you can take a lot of photos in 15 minutes!

Cost: $30 per 15-minute session (Families may purchase up to 2 consecutive sessions) Half of each photo session fee will go directly to Babywearing International of Southern Maryland to help build our lending library.

Location: Greenwell State Park in Hollywood, MD (Steer Horn Neck Road)

Event details, including how to register for a slot can be found here.  


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International Babywearing Week is all about spreading the word. Share our posts and pages on your feed, talk to your friends about the benefits of babywearing, and take a moment to reflect on how babywearing has transformed the way you parent and connect with your kids!

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